Thursday, April 12, 2012

Smiling . . . .

12Stream of Consciousness Day. Start with the sentence “This morning I looked in the mirror...” just write, don’t stop, don’t edit. Post!


mirrorThis morning I looked in the mirror . . . . . . and I smiled.  Not because of what I saw . . . .. but because I feel really happy.  I feel like things are finally turning around.  Today is Pete’s fourth day at his new job.  He really likes it, and it takes some huge worries off of us.  I’m so proud of him for working very hard to find a new job so quickly.

To be honest, when he first got laid off I thought it might be nice to have him home with me for a while.  I wouldn’t feel stuck home alone with just the cat to talk to, because he’d now be here all the time.  And it was nice to have him around . . . . but on the other hand, he was HERE ALL THE TIME.  I love that boy, but being home together 24 / 7 wasn’t quite what I thought it would be.  After the first month or so, we started to get on each other’s nerves quite a bit and I started to miss some of my solitude.

In the end, it just feels good to be back into a routine, because for the past 2 1/2 months we really didn’t have one.  We stayed up way too late.  We slept in way too late.  We ate breakfast sometime around lunch-time.  We barely ate lunch.  Dinner was late.  And my diabetes management suffered for it.   My weight loss plans went off track and my exercising became non-existent.  It was just really hard to be productive and get things done when every day felt like a weekend day.

All in all, Pete’s lay off wasn’t that bad.  We’ve been through far worse than that.  But I sure am happy to get back to a “normal” life.  And knowing that we have income and insurance sure does make me smile.

11 comments:

  1. I hear ya with the 24/7 thing. It took some getting used to when I retired and Ray and I were together all the time. The biggest struggle, like you said, was finding a routine. It's just too easy to think you can do that tomorrow....and then tomorrow never arrives! I'm smiling to hear that you are smiling....as it should be.

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  2. SO glad you're smiling!! (And I know what you mean about needing some quiet time. With Chris and I both working from home, and Birdzone flopping around, it's chaos here at times!!)

    Keep smiling, Ms. Karen.

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  3. SO glad things are working out for you!

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  4. Yay! it's always good to smile when you look in the mirror but even better that you have something great to smile about.

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  5. You're both doing great and it makes me smile to know that Pete is happy with his new job.
    You'll both enjoy seeing each other at the end of the day.

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  6. Smiling is good. Working is good. Insurance is GREAT! Happy for both of you!

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  7. Many, many congratulations to Pete and to you -- you've made it together through what can be a very difficult time. I hope you'll do something special to celebrate, after you get caught up a little. And YAY for insurance! What a relief that must be.

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  8. Karen,
    So glad you have reasons to smile in the mirror and at life. I work from home and understand how distracting it can be to have someone around (sorry, Husband). It's all good. Enjoy!

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  9. It is good to smile! I do much better with a planned out day than just taking things as they come.

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  10. glad you are smiling! it's hard having hubby home all day. they really mess with a schedule don't they? LOL! i'm happy that things are looking up again.

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  11. I'm happy that you are feeling happy:) (corny, I know!) But I feel happiness can be contagious! And while you did get to spend more time with the hubs, its nice to know things are back to a more "normal" routine. :)

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